Viaduct Arts | B&B CALENDAR August FEATURED ARTIST
Summer is all about fun and bright colors! In celebration, we proudly present our August 2021 Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) / B&B Print Source Calendar page in print. This month we highlight this inspiring installation as part of the Viaduct Arts mural by artist Nia Musiba. We are officially out of the calendars. However, you can get on the B&B list for the 2022 calendar and notebooks HERE!
This month’s page is printed on our Xerox Iridesse Press in full-color plus two spot metallic inks on Classic Techweave Solar White. It stands tall on our paperboard stand produced by our Large Format Printing department team – sleek and stylish!
ABOUT THE WORK
Nia Musiba is a multidisciplinary artist from Denver, Colorado now based in Portland. Her art is primarily centered around her identity as both an African American woman and the daughter of a Tanzanian immigrant. This influences her work and her discovery of black history through an artistic lens. Nia’s goal is to create space for herself and for others that wouldn’t historically have a platform.
“This piece is all about flexibility and play. I was inspired by my youth, days spent in the sun with friends and family moving and stretching and growing. I integrated bright colors along with the green, yellow, blue, and black of the Tanzanian flag. I wanted to pay homage to the exploration and curiosity we all get to experience as children, but also express the constant balancing act that I felt growing up Black in America. I also wanted to depict Black bodies in an undeniably fun way, because this kind of representation is important, especially in a place like Portland.”
– Nia Musiba
VISIT THE August CALENDAR LIVE WORK
ABOUT PORTLAND STREET ART
Portland Street Art Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides access to resources, networking platforms, and professional development opportunities for Pacific Northwest street artists. Since its founding in 2012, PSAA has managed over 100 private and publicly-funded street art projects around town. The team collaborates with hundreds of artists in the region. PSAA’s mission is to actively transform the public art landscape by developing more inclusive place-based programs and increasing access to art for everyone in the city.